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Qualified HCW

Work Experience
Experience Level:
5-10 years
Description:
I started my career in health care as a carer for elderly in a local residential home in 2002. I became interested in health for the rewarding nature that comes with helping people and how individual lead better lives when cared for. I worked as a health care assistant until I joined another organisation that that specialized in community care and home care, (2004). From that point on, I took various courses and managed to gain my NVQ 3 Health and Social Care (Adults) at Northbrook College. Even though I was studying most of the time I managed to engage with work in different settings. During vocational periods I worked with other agencies and I was also relief staff with another major local health care provider. Recently I have been working in Mental health hospitals/psychiatry medium to low secure Units for people with various mental health issues, personal disorders and learning disability. I have just completed and passed my degree in Health and Social Care.
 
Support worker/Home care
 
Guardian Homecare and Support services
 
October 2004 - August 2008
 
Working in the community, residential homes and individual homes with people/adults with mild to profound learning and physical disabilities. Duties involved assistance with personal care, feeding, driving, planning activities and sometimes waiting in hospitals with service users during hospital admissions. I had an opportunity to work extensively with young adults with challenging behaviors,autism and mental health issues. I also worked with the elderly in (EMI) settings. The job also offered me an opportunity to explore the diversity of care settings across Sussex, Surrey and sometimes East Sussex duties covered Home care,Support work in the community and also Supported living.
 
Senior Support Worker
 
Outreach 3Way
 
February 2007 - December 2007
 
Working as a Senior Support Worker in a residential unit for adults with profound learning difficulties. Duties involved covering shifts, organizing the rota, planning meals, organizing activities and in-house light administration duties. Work also involved multidisciplinary meetings and working together with the Day centre, community nurses and other local services to facilitate the smooth running of the residential unit and the well-being of the clients.
 
Bank Rehab Support Worker
 
BIRT
 
July 2009 - Present
 
This service is for treatment and assessment of people with acquired brain injuries and strokes.As a Rehabilitation support work, duties involve following a rehabilitation programme to facilitate the rehabilitation of patients. Each patient or service user has a unique rehab programme that has to be followed after it has been agreed by a team of clinicians, managers, psychologists and the family or representatives of the service users. Support workers should also observe and report any psychological and physiological changes noted in patients. Training involves understanding the functioning of the brain, Managing aggression and violence and safe guarding vulnerable adults.
 
Support worker/Home care
 
Southdown Housing association
 
August 2008 - December 2010
 
Supporting service users with mild/severe learning disabilities and autism. Community care support to promote the independence and inclusion of service users in community life through Person Centred Care approach.
 
Mental Health Care Assistant
 
Firstcol Ltd
 
July 2007 - Present
 
Working as a health care assistant in secure mental health settings across Sussex and Surrey. duties involve supporting the qualified staff with the running of the wards, organizing and participating in patients activities, observations and security of patients, reporting physiological and psychological well-being of patients.
Desired Employment
Industries:
Deputy Care Home Manager
 
Senior Care Assistant Jobs
Minimum Salary:
£17000/Per Year
Position Type:
Full Time
Desired Travel:
100% travel
Willing to relocate?
Yes
Desired Locations:
Prince Edward Island
 
Quebec
 
Cleveland
Education
Languages Spoken:
English
 
Shona
Work Authorization:
United Kingdom
 
Canada
 
The Open University
 
Bachelors Degree (or Equivalent)
 
Social Work
 
September 2008 - October 2011
 
I completed my degree in Health and Social Care in December 2011 which I studied though The Open University. I passed with a Third class Hons, the course comprised a total of 7 modules: Management of Health and Social Care (Level 3), Public health promotion (level 3), Working for Health (level 2), Mental Health (level 2),Care welfare and Community(Level 2), Understanding Health and Social care. The degree study explored care in the community, management of health processes and outcomes, diverse perspectives in mental health, public health promotion, reducing health inequalities and issues regarding power, control, funding of care, the legislation in health last but not least, the challenges of maintaining standards in the face of impending budgets cuts across the health sector affecting especially the care elderly and the disabled people in the UK.